The Aston Martin DBX Concept has been revealed in Geneva as a high-riding GT concept with 4WD and an electric motor on each wheel.
It looks like Aston Martin are heading in a very different direction in the Crossover/SUV market – and away from the Lagonda SUV – with the Aston Martin DBX Concept, revealed today in Geneva and offering the first look at a future AM GT offering four-wheel-drive and a raised ride height. An Aston Martin ‘Allroad’, if you like.
Aston Martin have made it clear that the DBX isn’t a car that’s heading for production as is, but is a clear statement of intent to enter the market with a GT Crossover, and they’re looking for feedback on the concept to construct a way forward. We think it will be a lot more positive than for the Lagonda SUV.
The design of the DBX is still clearly Aston Martin, but an evolution of what’s been familiar for so long, with stand-out features like the machined billet aluminium and Black Pearl Chromium paint job standing out.
Inside is awash with nubuck leather and lots of technology, practical amounts of space for passengers and luggage, more billeted aluminium with gold pin striping and a sandwiched accent layer in the leather.
Under the skin, the DBX has electric inboard motors on the wheels powered by lithium sulfur cells and drive-by-wire steering, the glass is auto-dimming, the carbon ceramic brakes have KERS functionality and rear-view cameras replace the mirrors.
Aston’s Andy Palmer said:
A concept car such as this should, in my view, challenge conventional thinking and explore the art of the possible. In the DBX Concept, I believe we have created a new type of luxury car that can not only broaden the appeal of Aston Martin to a whole new generation of customers, but sit with pride alongside the rest of our range.
And the Aston Martin DBX is a much more appealing route to go than the Lagonda SUV.